Turf Doctor Shares Steps To Managing A Lush Green Lawn
The team at Turf Doctor are Trusted Saskatoon landscaping professionals! We are the best Saskatoon synthetic turf, natural landscaping, and hardscaping experts. In our latest Saskatoon Landscaping article, we share four steps to managing your lush green lawn.
Maintain Your Saskatoon Home Lawn’s Green Elegance
Lawn care is not as simple as a four-step program. That’s because one person’s lawn varies from the next. Some factors that can alter a lawn care program include soil conditions, weather, geographical location, orientation to the sun, budget and usage. One lawn should never be treated the same as the next.
But in the spirit of other lawn care programs, here is a four-step guide to a lush green lawn. Just remember that lawn care is a little more involved than four steps!x
Managing your lush green lawn
Water Your Lawn
Providing adequate moisture is a crucial component of a healthy lawn. But, time and time again, over-watering is more of a problem than not having enough water. Sprinkler systems should only be used to provide supplemental water, not as the primary source of water for the lawn.
A healthy lawn that is planted with the appropriate grass species and is then adequately maintained will need far less water than commonly thought. The trick is to build the strongest, deepest root zone possible so that grass can withstand periods of drought. This is done by only turning the water on when it is necessary.
Timing is critical when it comes to fertilizing the lawn. The lawn should be allowed to “wake up” on its own a little before you go out and add fertilizer first thing in the spring. Similarly, the grass should be allowed to harden off on its own in the winter. Adding the fertilizer in the fall could result in excessive top growth while the focus should be on root zone development.
Choose the Right Grass
Choosing the appropriate grass for your lush green lawn is important to the entire lawn care program. The standard Kentucky bluegrass lawn has a beautiful color, is dense, and lush but it requires more inputs than fescues. A Kentucky bluegrass lawn requires more water, fertilizer, and mowing than other lawns, while new varieties of turf-type tall fescues prove to be excellent low maintenance alternatives. Your lawn will be resilient and more resistant to disease and pests if you use a variety of grass types.
Scan for Pests and Weeds
Weeds and pests can be a re-occurring problem. When a lawn is stressed out and isn’t maintained well, weeds and pests, which are opportunists, will invade the bare, or thinning turf of lawns with poor soil conditions. The presence of weeds and pests could be a signal that your lawn might have a deeper problem. Was your soil tested to ensure proper pH and adequate nutrient levels? Improve the condition of the soil, and many weed and pest problems will disappear.
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